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What would cause her to have a miscarriage at 13 weeks and not earlier in her pregnancy?

What would cause her to have a miscarriage at 13 weeks and not earlier in her pregnancy?

See below: Though most pregnancies do miscarry in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy, statistically 13 weeks is not uncommon for a woman to miscarry. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I miscarried 5 weeks ago, I was 13 weeks pregnant, complete spontaneous abortion. I had a negative pregnancy test 2 weeks later. Can I be pregnant?

I miscarried 5 weeks ago, I was 13 weeks pregnant, complete spontaneous abortion. I had a negative pregnancy test 2 weeks later. Can I be pregnant?

No: Two weeks after a spontaneous abortion is too soon to be pregnant. If you are having unprotected sex and miss your period due in about 2-3 weeks, then you may wish to do a pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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My daughter is Rh neg, first pregnancy resulted in miscarriage. No rhogam given after. Now 13 weeks pregnant and antibodies discovered. Very worried.?

My daughter is Rh neg, first pregnancy resulted in miscarriage. No rhogam given after. Now 13 weeks pregnant and antibodies discovered.  Very worried.?

Needs monitoring: The presence of antibodies may or may not impact the current pregnancy. As long as the OB is aware of them & monitors their levels, a plan for appropriate care can be made.This is not as common as it was before Rhogam but still show up with some frequency.Sounds like time for a conversation with the ob. ...Read more

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What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?

What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?

Implantation: It can be what they call an implantation bleed when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It can cause a variety if symptoms - from spotting to a quite significant bleed. ...Read more

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No rhogam shot after miscarriage in 2006. Just had a miscarriage at 13 weeks in nov. 2012. O neg. Bloodtype. Could this be related to not receiving shot?

No rhogam shot after miscarriage in 2006.  Just had a miscarriage at 13 weeks in nov. 2012. O neg. Bloodtype.  Could this be related to not receiving shot?

Unlikely: This is an unlikely cause. However, there are blood tests the doc can run on you to see if you have been sensitized in any way to the rh factor due to that earlier event.It is a test that is often performed early in pregnancy, so it may have been part of your 2nd pregnancy workup but never discussed (if it was negative). ...Read more

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I had a d&c for a miscarriage at 13 weeks in October. Since then I have had painful periods. Should I go see my Ob soon or wait for my annual in June?

I had a d&c for a miscarriage at 13 weeks in October. Since then I have had painful periods. Should I go see my Ob soon or wait for my annual in June?

Painful periods: There are many options for dealing with painful periods. It is not likely to be directly related to a miscarriage 6 months ago. Your obgyn can do an evaluation and discuss the many options to improve this problem. ...Read more

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Is there a way to have a natural miscarriage at 13 weeks?

Is there a way to have a natural miscarriage at 13 weeks?

Miscarriages can: occur at 13 weeks. However, I believe you may be asking if you can abort your fetus naturally at 13 weeks. If that is the question - then the answer is that there is no safe way to accomplish this on your own. ...Read more

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13 weeks pregnant at 40 yrs old. 2 miscarriages before at 10 weeks. What extra precautions should I take or of what problems do I need to be aware?

13 weeks pregnant at 40 yrs old. 2 miscarriages  before at 10 weeks. What extra precautions should I take or of what problems do I need to be aware?

None : If you had ultrasound and saw a heartbeat - risk of loss is less than 2%. Also, you are almost in second trimester. Nothing to do . Some may use baby Aspirin and some may use Progesterone up to 14 weeks. Ask your doctor first before using any of these medications. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more